E37 on Thermal Measurements published a new test method 'Standard Test
Method for Volatility Rate by Thermogravimetry' in June 1999 with the
designation E 2008. This approach to assessing volatility utilizes an extension
of the pinhole technology previously employed by E37 for vapor pressure determinations
using differential scanning calorimetry (ASTM E 1782). After publication of
the test method E 2008, an Interlaboratory Study was undertaken to develop
a 'Precision and Bias' statement to be assigned with the test
method. This paper provides some background data that supports the claim that
E 2008 is generally insensitive to experimental conditions other than temperature.
The Interlaboratory Study showing the statistical review is also discussed.